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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Derby, the heart of England your home away from home

Derby is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a fascinating history and heritage. The heart of the city offers excellent shopping, restaurants and cultural entertainment which is ideal for those considering a holiday rental in Derbyshire. In contrast, just ten minutes drive from the city you can enjoy glorious countryside amidst green rolling hills. The Peak District is a delightful area to explore with tiny market towns and villages such as Castleon and Bakewell where time has stood still for centuries.

Things to Do in Derby, DerbyshireHill Walking and Mountain Biking

The area around Derby and the beautiful Peak District offer unspoilt natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. Walk, cycle or drive along the narrow lanes and enjoy the fresh air, stunning scenery and wildlife which these activities afford. The nearby National Forest is also a great place for walking, horse-riding and biking. Go Racing

Donington Park Racing Circuit is an excellent venue for racing events as well as concerts, fairs and markets. It is just 10 miles from your Derby holiday home and is the new venue for the British Formula One Grand Prix and the home of the British Motorcycle Grand Prix. There is also a museum with the largest collection of Grand Prix Racing Cars in the world. Shopping

The new Westfield centre in Derby is a great place for shopping and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. The Cathedral Quarter is a popular area of the city with specialist shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.

Places to Visit Near Derby, Derbyshire Alton Towers

This fantastic theme park has a host of thrilling rides and plenty of action-packed fun for all the family. It also includes the Shark Bait Sea Life Centre and Water Park, near Peak District cottages. Chatsworth

One of Derbyshire’s best-loved attractions is the country estate of Chatsworth. The house is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and is open to the public by guided tour. The extensive formal gardens and parkland, farmyard, garden centre and gift shops all add to the excellent amenities. There are also several restaurants and cafés including the cobbled Courtyard Café.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Derby Museum and Art Gallery has a wonderful collection of art by the 18th century local artist, Joseph Wright. Derby porcelain, paintings, archaeology, military exhibits and wildlife are all on display, along with a sarcophagus and two Egyptian mummies.

Weather in Derbyshire

Derbyshire has warm, cloudy but fairly dry summers and mild winters with occasional snow. Expect summer temperatures to average 70°F (21°C) during the day.

Travel to Derby, Derbyshire

The closest major airport to Derby is the East Midlands Airport which is 10 miles from the centre of Derby. Birmingham International Airport is a little further afield, about 35 miles away.

A car is essential to explore this scenic area. A hire car can be picked up from the airport, or consider driving to this beautiful area via the M1 from the north or from London.

    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Cottage #1964548
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #6871392
        • 6 BR
        • Separate Toilets
        • Sleeps 14
        Cottage #1858070
          • 9 BR
          • Separate Toilets
          • Sleeps 20
          Cottage #1857270
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            • 4 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Cottage #1969973
            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Apartment #8207457
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #8194465
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #6954964
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (21 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Cottage #1845548
                    21
                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (17 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Cottage #6856539
                      17
                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (27 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #8014339
                        27
                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                          (12 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #8121958
                          12
                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (28 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #1015140
                            28
                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                              (6 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #8077099
                              6
                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (8 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8139214
                                8
                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (28 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 3
                                  Cottage #1860724
                                  28
                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (14 reviews)
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #1873320
                                    14
                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Multiple rentals Barn #8139214
                                      9
                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (24 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #6550924
                                        24
                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          House #8166293
                                          19
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Bungalow #8158012
                                            15
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Apartment #1885285
                                              24
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (35 reviews)
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                Cottage #1769753
                                                35
                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6788213
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #6924840
                                                    10
                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      House #6933124
                                                      3
                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (27 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #1774769
                                                        27
                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #6788213
                                                          7
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #6788213
                                                            12
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (23 reviews)
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                              Cottage #8085606
                                                              23
                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                Bungalow #6888426
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (18 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
                                                                  18
                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Good! 3.9/5
                                                                    (11 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Cottage #8075768
                                                                    11
                                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Cottage #6019583
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (22 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
                                                                        22
                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (37 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #8117637
                                                                          37
                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #6788213
                                                                            8
                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              House #8112385
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (11 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Cottage #6581460
                                                                                11
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (21 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #8149683
                                                                                  21
                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #470888
                                                                                    10
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cabin #8148738
                                                                                      9
                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Cottage #8149314
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (8 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #6541198
                                                                                          8
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #8127010
                                                                                            8
                                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                              (13 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #8173489
                                                                                              13
                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (38 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Farmhouse #899651
                                                                                                38
                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Barn #8172697
                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (9 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Apartment #6896487
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #6781962
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Derby Holiday Cottages & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely, deceptively spacious, cottage in a great location

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Bad points: No phone signal, no wi-fi, limited TV channels, couple of miles from nearest shop. Good points: No phone signal, no wi-fi, limited TV channels, couple of miles from nearest shop. Our family of 5 adults and 3 children (1, 3 & 5) stayed here for a week. It was surprising how relaxing it was with us all in one house. Having no phones to distract us from the wonderful countryside, meant loads of fresh air, picnics, walks and conversation. Heights of Abraham and The National Forest Farm Park were particular highlights and Alton Towers is within 30 mins. In between these visits, Dovedale, Tissington and Thorpe Cloud provide delightful places to walk. The house itself can probably do with a bit of a spruce up, but that is part of the charm. Also the layout, the sitting room with the only TV is upstairs, was odd, but the large kitchen diner is a great community space, and TV was forgotten for the week anyway. The 3 kids spent the whole time with smiles on their faces, which led to the adults enjoying the break. No cries of I'm bored here. Great relaxing holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent. A very comfortable, well equipped property.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed at this property for one week with my daughter and her two children aged 7 and 4. We all loved the cottage, which was immaculately clean on arrival and was very well equipped. Although our party was only four people, the cottage could readily accommodate six people both in terms of bedrooms and dining, and there was room to park two cars off road. The cottage has been well renovated with bright rooms. The main bedrooms are a good size and the downstairs (extra) toilet is a real boon. The garden is pretty and we were lucky enough to be able to eat outside there on at least one occasion. The cottage is well located for lots of local attractions and we found plenty to occupy and amuse two young children within a half-hour drive. The owner, Helena, went out of her way to ensure everything was on hand for us. There were a few items in the fridge to start us off in terms of catering, the heating was set up for us if we needed it, and she was contactable to answer any questions we may have had. In the cottage too, there was lots of information and brochures about places to visit and to eat nearby so, in the event, we didn't need to contact Helena whilst we were there. I would highly recommend this property and the National Forest area in general - particularly Conkers and the Rosliston Forestry Centre .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017